Winter invites a pause to our usual routines. Embracing its slow rhythm allows us to explore the depth it has to offer. In this current moment of seasonal transition, we prepare ourselves for the coming months of retreat so we can thrive all season long.
This workshop covers:
• Immune-boosting and tonic herbal medicines
• Nutrition and medicinal foods for the cold season
• Historic approaches to winter with its attendant challenges and unique qualities
• Accessible routines for the modern hustle to stay healthy all winter long.
This two-part course takes place online:
| Monday, November 18 |
| Monday, November 25 |
Each session takes place live from 6:30pm-8:00pm Pacific Time.
You don’t need to join it live – a recording of the class is sent out the same day, so you can sit in at your convenience or watch the class again to glean more from it.
Our course medium is the online video platform Zoom. Zoom is free to use and available on all devices. Prior to each class, you will be emailed a link to the Zoom conference call.
Cost is $48 for both sessions. Students of this course receive a discount towards an in-house Winter Medicine retreat in January. The midwinter retreat is a hands-on experience of medicine making, cooking, and other ancestral skills.
Instructor for Winter Medicine is Mara Cur, community herbalist and curator of Crowsnest Wildcraft. Mara studied herbalism at he School of Traditional Western Herbalism in Portland, OR and the Wild Seed School of Botanical Studies on Salt Spring Island, BC. Her plant medicine specialty is wilderness first aid, and as such she has served a backcountry medic serving tree planting and land defence camps. Mara’s work is informed by a commitment to decolonizing her relationship to people, place, and craft.